UK Comedy

A Quota for Female Comedians Is No Way Forward

Adam Benjamin | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Adam Benjamin

For progress to be made, the BBC must fundamentally reassess the way it looks at female stand-ups. They are not a ratings tool but performers who can be just as hilarious as their male counterparts. Treating them as otherwise benefits neither the viewer nor the reputation of female comedians.

Fox News Trumpet Bill O'Reilly Thunders Against Beyonce (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

Fox News trumpet Bill O’Reilly is feeling a little unsettled by Beyonce and in particular her latest "Partition" video, in which the singer "glorifi...

Fox News Trumpet Bill O'Reilly Thunders Against Beyonce (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK

Fox News trumpet Bill O’Reilly is feeling a little unsettled by Beyonce and in particular her latest "Partition" video, in which the singer "glorifi...

Unprecedented Images of Western People Looking Just Like You and Me

Karl Sharro | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Karl Sharro

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary...

Why Diets and Rice Cakes Don't Mix

Colin McQuistan | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

During my last contract I spent enough time hanging around the staff kitchen to know that these rice cakes things were an integral part of any girl about town's dieting regime. Ever since I have wondered "what is it about them that makes girls so miserable?"

Watch: Kevin Bacon Explains the 80s to Millennials

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Kevin Bacon would like a word with you about 80s awareness. "Awareness of 80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline, especially ...

In Defence of Early Sex

Lea Emery | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lea Emery

But here's my main gripe: why does having sex on the first date mean that someone isn't girlfriend material? There is the obvious double standard of women putting out being sluts and men having sex being lads and the misogyny tied up in those stereotypes.

Fatphobic People Say the Darndest Things

Sofie Hagen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Sofie Hagen

Like most fat people, I have had a lot of mindless, hateful abuse spat at me. Strangers have either shouted "F**k you, fat b***h!" after me as I walked down the street or simply added a "You shouldn't eat that." if I eat anything but lettuce in public.

Chaplin: One Hundred Years of Laughter

Greg Ash | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Greg Ash

Last month marked the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's first film. In tribute to the man George Bernard Shaw called "the only genius of motion pictures" I made a pilgrimage to the exact place where he signed his first film contract and his incredible cinematic journey began.

Argos Customer Service Wins At Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Argos showed off its street cred in a spectacular Twitter response to a customer's complaint about "da attitude" of one of its staff. Immy 'Badman'...

This Is The Worst Spelling Of Barack Obama Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

A young British beautician has been torn to shreds by the internet after her attempt to spell the US President's name went horrifically wrong. Gemm...

Porn Is Not Your Friend So Why Do You Hang Out With Him So Much?

Brett Goldstein | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Brett Goldstein

Porn is no longer my friend. We don't hang out at all, and I have defriended him on Facebook. And now the internet has become a place where you have to sign petitions that you are not sure are just chain letters and watch videos of people being nice to each other, or busking and no one noticing that they are Yehudi Menuhin, or drunk people dancing with policeman or whatever.

David Cameron Posts A Picture Of Himself On The Phone: Twitter Reacts

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK

David Cameron posted a very serious picture of himself looking very stern yesterday on Twitter. The Prime Minister had just got off the phone to t...

Parental Appreciation and Existentialism

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

I inherently dislike my own birthdays as they serve primarily as a gentle reminder that I will at some point not exist. This fact scares me no-end despite the many hours a day I put aside to contemplate it. Fortunately these hours coincide roughly with the many hours I naturally put aside for contemplating issues of metaphysical scale anyway, so my existential calendar is not entirely full...

Cold Turkey for Lent

Naomi Hefter | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

So I've just finished eating 6 pancakes, some were slightly burnt and some were thick, soggy and undercooked. They were drenched in golden syrup and I only ate them because its pancake day... actually it isn't...

The (Not So) Secret Diary of a London First Time Buyer; Aged 34 1⁄4 (Part I)

David Lewis | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Comedy
David Lewis

Thursday, 30th Jan: 4.26pm - Punch in rightmove.co.uk after strained chat about grandma's inheritance AKA my possible deposit. The flat hunt has begun after mother assures me I am in line for "a few thousand pounds" once probate is settled and late relative's house is sold...

Women, Humour and Power - Review Celebrates International Women's Day

Lynne Parker | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As another International Women's Day (Saturday 8 March) approaches, a vast and diverse array of women's organisations, movements and charities are focused on getting their messages of equality and justice out to the world.

Check Out The Reactions Of These Guys Once They Realise They've Been Ogling... Yep, Another Man

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hey guys, get a load of this… man's bum. This rather brilliant video pranks a bunch of blokes who think they’re ogling a young lady’s bottom...

On Comedy, Neuroses, and the Royal Variety Performance - Meeting Mock the Week Star Hal Cruttenden

Claire Meadows | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Claire Meadows

One of the top comedians working in the UK today, Hal Cruttenden's unique perspective on life sets him apart as a true original.

The Happy Foreigner

Chris Aitken | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Aitken

Without stating the apparent obviousness, I'm very much in the pro-camp. Or as some of my fellow impassioned supporters call it, Get The Fuck In or Fuck the Fuck Off. With the date coming nearer and nearer, it's hard for anyone to be on the fence and it's becoming increasingly feisty.

Why Stewart Lee Is Wrong About Slapstick

Julian Dutton | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Julian Dutton

It's quite obvious that Del Boy's fall through the bar is far more than slapstick. It is one of the most complex and richly persistent gags in world culture - the undermining of the male peacock, the crumpling of male vanity, the puncturing of the deluded male ego: in short, the perennial comedy of the mating game.

How to Succeed in Politics in Seven Easy Lessons

Nick Abbot | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Abbot

If you follow these rules and still don't get any MPs at the next general election, worry not. You will have, at the very least, gained notoriety and fame, you will be more powerful than you were and you will have made rich, helpful contacts that would otherwise not have been available to you, and if that doesn't spell political success, I don't know what does.

The 'Friends' Reunion

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

Why are we so obsessed with reuniting fictional characters and losing weight? Well the latter may need its own blog but for now let's talk about; Friends: The one with the reunion.

Neknoms and Death Stars: A Lethal Cocktail

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I was recently neknominated by a friend. For those of you who have been living on a desert island (that has no internet access) for the past couple of months, Neknominate is an internet-spread drinking game whereby the nominated drinks a pint of alcohol (often beer) and then passes on the nomination to someone else via social media...

The Only Way is Essex - Week One

Danielle Warren | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Warren

Back and now classier than ever, we are kindly reminded that what we are about to see might have been 'blinged' up for our entertainment.